14. Peter Henry Emerson (1856-1936) The Village of Horning, Plate V, from Life and Landscape on the Norfolk Broads, 1886 Platinum print on contemporary mount, accompanied by interleaving sheet,
22.4 x 16.5cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2in)
Peter Henry Emerson began photographing the Norfolk and Suffolk landscape in the 1880s and became well known for the resulting books and portfolios he published. He was looking to capture the ways of life that he thought were disappearing due to the impact of new industries and tourism.
First influenced by French naturalistic painting, he considered much of the photography of his time artificial and fought to have photography recognised as an art form in its own right, producing his final prints without props or adjusting the composition in the darkroom.
est. £2000 – £3000